The hatching of more than 100 loggerhead sea turtles July 1 on the Caribbean island of Bonaire prompted volunteers to take action, according to Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire. The baby turtles ambled to the sea with the help of a people-lined path, a viral photo on Imgur shows.
“Cutest. Stampede. Ever,” wrote one commenter. Perhaps that’s why the image had collected nearly three-quarters of a million views on the photo-sharing site by Wednesday afternoon.
Zahnerphoto, who posted the picture, explained on Reddit that the “nesting site was close to the airport and lighting was a concern.”
According to National Geographic, loggerhead turtles have been on the “threatened species list” since 1978, due in part to pollution and development in their nesting areas.